Samsung Galaxy E5 SM-E500M variant has received Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update with the build number E500MUBU1BOJ1. Update was initially released in Panama and hopefully will be shortly released for other regions.
You can update your Galaxy E5 using WiFi by going to Settings > About device > Software update. However if for some reasons, you’re not getting update notification you can then move a head and follow the step-by-step tutorial to update Galaxy E5 to stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop using Odin3.
Requirements and Guidelines:
- This update is only compatible with the Galaxy E5 model number SM-E500M. Go to Settings > About and check yours.
- Backup all your important data stored on your device using Android backup apps.
- Download Stock Android 5.1.1 firmware update.
- Download Odin3 v3.10 for Windows and Jodin3 for Mac
- Go to Settings > Developers Options and enable USB debugging.
- Install USB drivers or you can download Galaxy E5 USB drivers.
Install Stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on the Galaxy E5 SM-E500M
Step 1: Download the required update files and unzip on your desktop.
Step 2: Power off your phone and reboot into download mode; Press and hold down the Volume down + Menu + Power keys simultaneously for 5 to 6 seconds. Volume up to confirm.
Step 3: Run Odin v3.10.
Step 4: Connect your Galaxy E5 to PC using the USB cable.
Step 5: Hit the AP button and select the tar.md5 firmware update file. During this your PC might hang for a while, just have patience and let Odin3 handle everything.
Step 6: Leave the Odin3 default settings.
Step 7: Finally hit the Start button to flash the Android 5.1.1 on the Galaxy E5 SM-E500M.
Step 8: Depending on your system, it usually takes 6 minutes to flash stock firmware. When completed your phone will automatically reboots and Odin will show you with PASS! notification confirming that your Galaxy E5 has successfully been updated to latest firmware.
Note: For the first time your phone might take more time to boot, just wait. You’ll also notice your phone might be become slow after the update, all you’ve to do is hard reset your phone by booting into Recovery Mode; Wipe data & Factory reset and delete all caches should make your phone smooth and faster than before.